Duke of Edinburgh’s Award

The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award is very popular with girls here at Rye St Antony who say they love the challenge and excitement of this life-enhancing programme.

This award encourages pupils to widen their interests, throw themselves into their local community and broaden their horizons.

It also helps them to develop their existing talents, learn new skills, increase fitness levels and build self-confidence, independence and leadership ability.

At Rye St Antony, girls from age fourteen can follow a balanced programme at one of three levels which lead to a Duke of Edinburgh’s Bronze, Silver or Gold Award if they complete all their tasks successfully. Four sections are completed at Bronze and Silver level; at Gold level the girls must complete an additional fifth residential section.

The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award allows pupils to:

  • Have fun and meet new people
  • Broaden their experience by taking part in exciting and challenging activities
  • Develop new skills and explore new places
  • Build the self-confidence to make their own decisions and improve leadership skills
  • Improve their personal and social development


The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award is a voluntary, non-competitive programme of practical, cultural and adventurous activities, that is designed to support the personal and social development of young people aged from 14 upwards, regardless of their gender, background or ability.

It offers a range of individual challenges and encourages young people to undertake exciting, constructive and enjoyable activities in their free time, involving them in their communities and widening their interests.

Whole School Open Week

Monday 28 September – Friday 2 October

This year we are doing things slightly differently to comply with current Covid-19 guidelines.

We warmly invite you to experience Rye St Antony during a personal virtual meeting at a time that suits you. Meet staff and pupils, have a look around with our virtual tour and see what makes Rye so special.

We are incredibly proud of the Virtual Learning Experience we have offered our pupils during lockdown – you can read about it here